Document Type : Original Article


1 Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 Department of Health Services Management, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


CONTEXT AND AIMS: The country development can be promoted through applying policies of the
resistance economy in the health system and universities. Therefore, this paper aimed to provide a
scientific analysis of resistance economy policies and providing a roadmap for their implementation
in the field of health care of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a qualitative study. The basis, general purposes, and strategies
of the resistance economy were extracted from the review of the policy of the resistance economy
with a political research approach. Then, effective programs and indicators to achieve the goals of
the resistance economy were proposed by holding 10 sessions of a centralized group discussion.
Finally, the implementation of the resistance economy in the deputies of the University of Medical
Sciences was approved by these programs and indicators along with other components and Delphi
questionnaire to 30 experts. Framework analysis and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the
data from the group discussion and the Delphi stage, respectively.
RESULTS: Implementation of general policies of resistance economy in the field of health and
treatment of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with eight thematic bases, 39 goals, 54 strategies,
and 98 programs and indicators were approved by experts. The eight areas of people‑centered,
economic growth, economic justice, support for internal services, economic flexibility, economic
stability, economic influence, and economic health were identified as the thematic bases of
communicative policies of the resistance economy in the field of health.
CONCLUSION: The implementation of resistance economy policies entails planning in the long run,
culture‑building, appreciating the resistance economy in health issues, cooperation, and synergy
among different institutions, restructuring the education system at different levels of the health system,
and entrepreneurship training.


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